DOT expects to have more on 94 rebuild by spring

CREATED Dec. 7, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - The state Department of Transportation has just wrapped up two days of public meetings in Milwaukee on a plan to rebuild I-94 between the Marquette and Zoo Interchanges.  A spokesman says they'll take that information and hope to have more on the direction they'll take by spring.

The section of I-94 is out of date and the state is planning to modernize it.  That means it will need more room in an area where there isn't much room.  In fact, at one point, the freeway is sandwiched between graveyards on either side near the stadium.  The state has said it won't move graves.

That means it's looking at options like tunnelling or double decking a section of the roadway.

Even though the public meetings are over, the state is still looking for people's thoughts.  "If people can continue to give us their thoughts, their concerns, their ideas we can move forward and develop a better plan," said DOT spokesman Michael Pyritz.